Diagnosis and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

 

Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses, affecting millions of American adults. These disorders fill people's lives with overwhelming anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. Unlike the relatively mild, brief anxiety caused by stressful events like job interviews or first dates, individuals with anxiety disorders experience symptoms that are out of proportion to any actual danger, and/or persist for significant periods of time. Anxiety disorders can grow progressively worse if not treated. Further, anxiety disorders frequently occur in conjunction with other psychiatric or physical illnesses, which can make anxiety symptoms worse. This course provides you with an overview of the signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders, as well as the most effective psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments available. The compelling research discussed in this training will show you how new, improved therapies can help most people with anxiety disorders lead productive, fulfilling lives. The blend of instructive information and practical scenarios will help you to apply these key concepts in your own setting. After completing this course, you will be able to recognize anxiety disorders in those you serve, as well as implement the most appropriate form of treatment.

$19.95

Hours: 1.50
REL-HHS-0-DTAD-V2

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Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

1.25 HOURS


Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Text-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.50 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

Florida Physician Assistants

1.5 HOURS


National Board for Certified Counselors

1.5 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours

American Psychological Association

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.5 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.50 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

Oklahoma- Northamerican Association of Masters in Psychology

1.5 HOURS


Oklahoma- Northamerican Association of Masters in Psychology


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Kentucky Board of Licensure of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation

1.5 HOURS


Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Clinical supervision courses may only be used to satisfy CE requirements for individuals who are already Board-Approved Supervisors. They may not be used to meet the 30 hour requirement found in minn. Rule 5300.0160.

National Academy of Certified Care Managers

1.5 HOURS



Relias,LLC is approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) as a continuing education provider, #18-502RA.

This activity approved for 1.50 CMC contact hours

Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

1.5 HOURS


Categories Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-DTAD-V2
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
Identify the signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders.
List three common psychopharmacological treatments for anxiety disorders.
Explain three of the psychotherapeutic interventions for anxiety disorders.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Nature of Anxiety
C. Meet Gloria
D. What Are Anxiety Disorders?
E. Panic Attack Symptoms
F. Initial Panic Attack
G. Panic vs. Anxiety
H. Panic Attack Vs. Panic Disorder
I. Effects of Panic Disorder
J. Additional Effects of Panic Disorder
K. Prevalence of Panic Disorder
L. Understanding Agoraphobia
M. Agoraphobia Symptoms
N. The Impact of Agoraphobia
O. Meet Erica
P. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Q. GAD-Related Impairment
R. Diagnosing GAD
S. Meet Phil
T. Specific Phobia
U. Diagnosing Specific Phobia
V. Functional Consequences of Specific Phobia
W. Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
X. Diagnosing Social Anxiety Disorder
Y. Meet Amy
Z. Section Summary
Section 3: Treatment of Anxiety
A. Overview of Treating Anxiety
B. Evaluating Anxiety Disorders
C. Anxiety and Comorbid Depression
D. Evaluating How Culture Impacts Anxiety
E. Pharmacological Treatment Disclaimer
F. Treatment of Anxiety: Medication
G. Antidepressants
H. Sedative Types of Anti-Anxiety Medications
I. Benzodiazepines
J. Other Sedating Medications
K. Treatment of Anxiety: Psychotherapy
L. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
M. Cognitive Restructuring
N. Exposure
O. Types of Exposure
P. The Cognitive Model of Panic
Q. Relaxation Training
R. Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Approaches
S. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
T. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
U. High-Tech Treatments
V. Virtual Reality Exposure
W. Cranial Electrotherapy stimulation
X. Claudine Can’t Decide
Y. Section Summary
Section 4: Recent Developments in Treating Anxiety Disorders
A. Enhancing Cognitive Therapy with Metacognition
B. Brain Regions that Impact Anxiety
C. Predicting Response to Treatment with Brain Imaging
D. Benjamin’s Worries
E. Section Summary
Section 5: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributors
C. Resources
D. References
E. Congratulations!
F. Exam

Staff Writer: Kevin Fawcett, Ph.D.
Dr. Kevin Fawcett is a clinical psychologist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Fawcett runs a private practice where he provides therapeutic services for individual adolescents and adults, couples, as well as families. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU), teaching courses on the psychology of personal development. He received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego (2009). His clinical training involved work at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Children’s Hospital San Diego and the Clinical Services program at Catholic Charities, San Diego. He later completed his post-doctoral training working with college students in the Wellness Center at PLNU. Disclosure: Kevin Fawcett, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Steve Jenkins, Ph.D.
Dr. Jenkins is a Counseling Psychologist, and a professor of psychology at Wagner College in New York. He teaches a variety of courses, including Health Psychology, Psychological Testing, Psychopathology, Sleep and Dreams, Principles of Counseling Psychology, and Positive Psychology. He also has extensive clinical experience, and has worked in prisons, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and college counseling centers providing individual and group psychotherapy, as well as psychoeducational workshops. He is an associate fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and completed a year-long post-doctoral training at the institute. Dr. Jenkins scholarly works have been published in top psychological journals and edited books, and presented at national conferences. Disclosure: Steve Jenkins, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: David Patzer, MD
David Patzer, M.D. has been practicing child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry for nearly 20 years. His education includes an undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and a medical degree from Northwestern Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. He completed residency training in General Adult Psychiatry at Yale University and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship training at the Yale University Child Study Center. Dr. Patzer served as Assistant Professor at Yale and subsequently at the University of Arizona in Tucson teaching child psychiatry. He also attended the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Patzer is board certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and addiction medicine, as well as licensed for practice in both Tennessee and Arizona. He has served in numerous director-level positions for child and adolescent psychiatry. He has also published numerous articles on developmental disorders and substance use disorders. Dr. Patzer currently serves as the Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Clinical Supervisor for Mental Health Cooperative in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also the Medical Director for the Middle Tennessee Bradford Health Services (Addiction Treatment) in Nashville, Franklin, and Clarksville, Tennessee. Disclosure: David Patzer, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Monique Kahn, Psy.D.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Disclosure: Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Rachell Davis, MSN, PMHNP-BC, RN
Rachell Davis, MSN, PMHNP-BC, RN has a dynamic career wearing multiple hats in her professional life. Prior to pursuing advanced practice, Rachell Davis worked as a registered nurse in various medical and psychiatric settings in both clinical and administrative roles. Ms. Davis received a Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Soon after graduation Ms. Davis was promoted from Director of Nursing to Director of Medical Services at Carolina House a mental health treatment facility providing residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care for clients with eating disorders and co-morbid illnesses. In 2012 Ms. Davis founded Rejuvenated Minds, PLLC, a mental health and wellness private practice that provides individual, family, group and couples counseling, medication management, health and wellness education, and consulting. Ms. Davis is nationally certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Her practice is dedicated to assisting clients from a holistic approach in facing life challenges and evolving into their most authentic selves. In 2013 while at Carolina House, Ms. Davis sought to fill a need in the community and established The Bridge House a transitional living home which serves as an alternative housing option for women ages 18 and above seeking a therapeutic community living environment while undergoing mental health treatment. In 2016, Ms. Davis became an adjunct faculty member at the of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Graduate Program. In addition to teaching she provides clinical site supervision to develop and enrich both student performance and professional preceptor relationships.  Disclosure: Rachell Davis, MSN, PMHNP-BC, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Nurses; entry and intermediate level Social Workers; entry level Professional Counselors; entry level Psychologists; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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